Ayn al-Arab District in the northeastern section of Aleppo witnessed several kinds of damages.
During January to June 2014 Large number of Tells were in a good condition including: Tell Ahmar – Tell al Aber-Tell Der Kanshari and Tell al Kamlaq. Both Tell Shuyukh Tahtani and Tell al Bidaya were subject to illegal buildings on the top of the Tells and within the buffer-zone.
Starting on May 2014 the Ayn al-Arab District transferred to battlefield which caused severe damages to the archaeological sites. Tell Shuyukh Tahtani, Tell Shuyukh Fouqani and Tell al Bidaya were subject to diggings by using bulldozers, defenses trenches were opened along the slope at the foot of the tells (depth 3m) destroying the archaeological evidence. The foot of the Tells were fortified by Mines to avoid approaching and climbing.
Resources mentioned that a number of archaeological Tells today are stationed upon a heavy machinery, possibly its slopes were targeting to violent bombardment.
Ayn al-Arab District